Visa in Nepal

VISA INFORMATION NEPAL

If you are visiting Nepal, all foreigners, except Indians, must need a visa. Visas are available on arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu and at all land border crossings that are open to foreigners at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border. Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport. Visa can be obtained through different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side. To avoid long queues and unnecessary problems, you can submit a complete Online Visa Application form at http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

Tourist Visa

Visa Facility        Duration             Fee

Multiple entry   15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry   30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry   90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years
  • SAARC countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival. Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen is eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.
  • Non-Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder (issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals. As per the official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for a tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa”.
  • Officials from China, Brazil, Russia, and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian passport holders do not need a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must possess. Passport or Election Commission Card

Other Visa Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will need to obtain a visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

Visa Extension

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by clicking here Online Visa Application for Nepal.

For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu

Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934

E-mail: [email protected][email protected]

Website: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np